2016-10-08 Moab

Not a bad view from our campsite during dinner.

October 8-9, 2016

Carly and I headed south to the desert for the first time a while.  One of our friends was having a birthday party and invited a bunch of people to join.  There indeed was a bunch of folks who arrived at the primitive camping outside of Canyonlands National Park.  We elected to set our tent just off from the main group so we could be a little less disturbed from would would prove to be a rackus evening of revelry by the party crowd.  We got a little climbing in on Saturday at Wall St. in Moab.  The climbing was actually quite pleasant and not as crowded as I expected.  Sunday was a short day and we did a hike to Upheaval Dome, before heading back to Salt Lake for a memorial service for Kyle Dempster.  It was a good weekend capped with a somber reminder that even the strongest climbers are not immune to the strength of the mountains.